I'm joining Darnell's NBUS challenge again so I've used a number of items for the first time. This is a double-sided card, which I die-cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. The front features Lucky Cat (also known as maneki-neko, a common Japanese figurine often believed to bring good luck/good fortune to the owner). This stamp from Lawn Fawn's My Lucky Charm clear stamps is a NBUS item. I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils in the traditional colours of maneki-neko and then fussy-cut. I also added gold Wink of Stella on the neck charm.
Before creating an ink-blended background, I gold heat-embossed the sentiment from MFP Stamp Shop. Then I blended Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks. (Lucky Clover is a NBUS item - had it for a while and just removed the plastic!). Then I spritzed with water and added splatters of Lucky Clover - for luck! I inked the edges with Versamark and then gold heat-embossed.
For the back I used some NBUS patterned paper from Shimell - I thought it coordinated perfectly with my ink-blended background on the front. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn directly on the patterned paper. The horseshoe was stamped on a snippet, coloured with watercolour markers, and fussy-cut.
- djkardkreations 6th NBUS Challenge Anything Goes 2/3 C5
- Lori Hairston's Choux Choux Paper Arts St. Patrick's Day or Green UE
- Pixie's Snippet Playground Everything on this tiny card except the patterned paper is a snippet, stamped on snippets, etc.) 1E
- SUYP Lucky Kitty UE
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday A Bit of Green 1/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!